Beating the Graduation Blues in 2021

We are slowly approaching (we hope) the beginning of the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. Japan plans to roll out the Pfizer Inc. vaccine for frontline workers and the elderly in March and the general public in May. Unfortunately, this comes far too late for this year’s graduating students. Across Japan, graduation ceremonies for students in elementary, junior high and senior high schools will take place in the second week of March. We can likely expect heavily curtailed, socially distant ceremonies—a far cry from the fanfare and celebration teachers are used to and which our students have come t…

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